Artists First Signs Comedian & Actress London Hughes

EXCLUSIVE: Artists First has signed comedian and actress London Hughes for representation, Deadline has learned.

In 2019, Hughes became the first British Black woman to be nominated for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s Best Show Award for To Catch a D*ck, which was released on Netflix as her debut comedy special in December 2020.

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Exec produced by Kevin Hart, To Catch a D*ck recounts Hughes’ adventures in dating. A film spin-off, Jezebels, is currently being developed with Hartbeat Productions and Semi-Formal. Hot Mess, her second film in development, is being produced with Will Packer Productions.

Hughes released her first book, Living My Best Life Hun, in the fall of 2023 and will soon begin touring her next stand-up show, To Catch a Bouquet.

Other notable clients of Artists First, the talent management and production company focused on actors, writers, directors and producers in film, television, and digital media, include Martin Lawrence, Awkwafina, Kenya Barris, Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Judy Greer, Niecy Nash, Will Arnett, Ike Barinholtz, Paul Walter Hauser, Kate McKinnon, Michael Showalter, Jon M. Chu, Lior Raz, Mitch Hurwitz and Cristela Alonzo, to name a few. Productions include Central IntelligenceLike a BossKeanuBlack-ish, Mixed-ishGrown-ishThe Last O.G.Hit and Run, and Reno 911!.

Most recently, the company signed Amber Iman, the veteran theatre artist currently nominated for a Tony for her role as Rafaela in the Broadway production of Lempicka.

Hughes continues to be represented by UTA, Curtis Brown Group in the UK, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.

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